Guys! I’m being way too spoiled here…today was another absolute perfect day. I can’t complain 😉
First up, where it all began!
My mom and I ventured over to the Murphy-Goode tasting room today, where it really ALL began, and Hardy gave us a wonderful tasting. Murphy-Goode is still so close to my heart….I love those guys! And that wine!
Mmmm I love me some MG wines….’specially that All In and Terra a Lago! It’s so funny the way life works out. I really feel still like I’m some surrogate/dysfunctional member of the Murphy-Goode family. 😉
Next up on the agenda: Lancaster Estates!
This place was……stunning.
This place just was amazing. I adored their Cuvee and Sauvignon Blanc. What a wonderful, breathtaking experience!
Winetasting #3 for the day was Stonestreet! Talk about picturesque!
We picked up some cheese at a little general store along the way and staged our own wine and cheese pairing, with the most scenic overlook I could ever imagine.
The wine and cheese were great, but the view was killer.
We ended up canceling our reservations at The Estate (sad!) because neither of us felt like driving 45 minutes to Sonoma. So we just ended up staying in Healdsburg and dining at one of my very, very favorites, Zin Restaurant. Zin is one of those places that is very near and dear to me because it was the FIRST restaurant that I ate in in Healdsburg and then I actually had the great honor of dining at Jeff and Susan’s (the chefs and owners) home last month. I love everything about this restaurant….everything is sustainable and local…it just oooooozes California!
We started out with my favorite, “figs in a blanket”:
Fresh figs, local blue cheese, proscuitto and puff pastry…..drool.
We all ordered the same thing: Sunday Blue Plate Special.
Southern fried chicken with buttermilk biscuits, mashed potatoes and collard greens. You can take the girl out of the South but you CLEARLY can’t take the South out of the girl. 😉
I’d say this was one of the better meals I’ve had in…….months. Everything about it was perfect. I got some honey, squeezed it over my biscuits, closed my eyes and dreamed I was back in Tuscaloosa before a home game…or in my tiny pink house deep in the Charleston Lowcountry. I love California, but gosh…I do miss the South.
Drank some fabulous Zinfandel with dinner and we were way too stuffed for dessert. ‘Bout to take a bubble bath and cuddle in bed with my book. Ahh the feeling of being perfectly content. I love it.
Have a fabulous night!